The Watch Appreciation Thread - Page 1279
Styles mentioned in this thread:
New shoes for the Speedy 9300. Worn on the bracelet since day one, I decided to try it out on a strap. I dug through the strap drawer and found a nice Camille Fournet in semi-glosse black gator, but thought it looked a touch too formal on this sporty watch. So I tried this matte medium brown TWB croc instead:
Here are a few photos of mine.
P. S. Also if you're just looking for rectangular watch and not necessarily a Tank the JLC Reverso offers many great options.
Edited by Dino944 - 3/22/13 at 2:55pm
Now I get it. And now I am thinking about it a lot. Seems like if you go with a Stainless model, it's not totally unthinkable to have the enamel-work could get up 70-80% of the cost of the base watch you are applying it to?..
So how does one start? I'm not sure what I'd want on the back, but love the artisanship and unique nature that this watch would have, and might be a good item to use as a goal/acheivement reward for myself..
What was the experience like, for anyone who went through the custom design process? I don't think I want something as basic as monogram, or single colored shield, or maps, that are on the JLC build it yourself site.. Come up with artwork and then submit, and they quote you a price? Do you have to have it photo ready? Do you proof it? Is it really around $5-7000 for the custom work?
What Reverso would you lean to? Kind of like the Grand Reverso Calendar? (I'm also a little ignorant as to which of the Reverso's don't allow customization - other than the duetto's)
Maybe I'm over my head here, but I love the whole art-deco - unique aspect of this..
There are some great looking Speedys here on SF. It's definitely a watch that looks great on a bracelet or a strap.
Thanks Roger. It's one of my favorite watches. IMHO its a watch that shows how simplicity in design can be beautiful and relevant even nearly 100 years after it was introduced.
I'll get a leather strap at some point; maybe a black first.
BTW, it has a nice display back
Does anyone else live in Asia, or Japan? I'm thinking leather straps in 40C heat and humidity might not be a great idea!